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Rory McIlroy hits his father with errant shot

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Rory McIlroy has not gotten off to an excellent begin in his quest to finish the profession Grand Slam.

Still searching for his first Masters victory, to go alongside with wins on the PGA (twice), U.S. Open and British Open, McIroy made the flip at Augusta National at 3-over. One of these bogies on the entrance got here on the par-4 seventh gap, when he sprayed his second shot proper of the inexperienced.

“Fore right!” he yelled. 

A “fan” standing subsequent to the inexperienced apparently did not hear him or wasn’t capable of transfer out of the way in which fast sufficient.



The “fan” turned out to be not simply anybody. It’s Rory’s father, Gerry McIlroy. 

That’s proper: of all of the folks, Rory plunked his personal dad.

“I should ask for an autographed glove,” the elder McIlroy joked, according to The Telegraph.

For Rory McIlroy, it is a doubtful begin to a event that has not been type to him. He has six top-10s in his 12 earlier appearances at Augusta, however it’s the 2011 Masters that he can not escape. He entered the ultimate spherical with a 4-stroke lead solely to choke it away with a final-round 80 that included a triple bogey on the tenth.  

Thursday, he added one other notorious shot to his Masters resume, one which his father doubtless will not neglect.

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